Saint Mary on the Hill

Fr. Mark Ross, Pastor

Fr. Vernon Knight,
Parochial Vicar

Fr. Solomon Kaanan,
Parochial Vicar

Prayer For Expressing Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of our day, we sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in our lives. Our blessings are many and our hearts are filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

We thank you, too for those things in our lives that are less than we would hope them to be: things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When our hearts feel stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in our weary eyes, still we rejoice that you are as near to us as our next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, we are growing and learning. In the silence of our souls, we thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. We make this prayer through the greatest gift of all, Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen! Amen!

Saint Mary on the Hill

Parish Mission Statement
St. Mary on the Hill Parish, a Catholic faith community, is committed to caring for Godís people through stewardship. We are bound together by the Eucharist, directed by the Gospel teachings and the teachings of the Church, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and are committed to sharing in the ministry of Jesus Christ. As stewards, we will proclaim the Gospel, promote peace and justice, and use our time, talents, and treasure to advance Godís Kingdom.

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Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass for Sunday:
Saturday 5:00 pm

7:45 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am,
12:15 pm, 5:30 pm

Wednesday 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15am
Miraculous Medal Novena
& Evening Mass 5:15 pm,

Saturday Morning Mass

Pro Life Holy Hour:
Wednesday 6:00pm

Monday 5:00 pm & Saturday 4:30 pm

Holy Days of Obligation:
Please consult the bulletin.

Arrangements should be made at least four
months in advance.

are celebrated
on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please call office to register.

Prayer for Vocations

O God, hear our prayer and let our cry come unto You.
Bless our Diocese of Savannah with many vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
Give the men and women You call the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in the footsteps of Your priestly Son.

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Welcome to St. Mary on the Hill Parish! We are a stewardship parish and the spiritual home of over 2400 families. We are involved in many different ministries with a strong emphasis on Catholic formation. We are blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We hope you find our website to be informative and a good introduction to our very vibrant faith community. Please know you are always welcome to visit us, pray with us and / or join the parish. Thank you for checking us out.

Bishop Parkes' Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations


 Food Truck


Trucks: SmokeShow,
Chicken Fingers
The Skinny Taco
ViBE Smoothies,
Sinless Sweets

Food Trucks will be setup on Helen Street between St. Mary on the Hill School and Trinity on the Hill Church.

Bring your lawn chairs/picnic blankets,
pick up your food from the food trucks,
and join us on the playground from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Tables will also be available
on the breezeway and in the cafeteria.
Come join the fun!

Itís time for a new pictorial church directory. Appointments are being scheduled now for October and November.

Wednesdays (2:00 - 8:30 pm): 10/20
Thursdays (2:00 - 8:30 pm): 10/14, 10/21, 11/11, & 11/18
Fridays (2:00 - 8:30 pm): 10/15, 10/22, 11/12, & 11/19
Saturday (10:30 am - 4:00 pm): 10/16, 10/23, & 11/20

Sign up for an appointment:
1. Online Scheduling (Monday - Friday): simply go to the Universal website by clicking the link below:
click on photography appointment scheduling login on the right side, enter ga149 in the Church Code field and enter photos in the Church Password field. Follow the prompts to schedule your familyís appointment time.
2. Call the Parish Office, 706-733-6627
3. Call 1-888-742-5823

Please sign up as soon as possible for your best appointment. Fr. Ross would like for everyone to participate in the new pictorial directory.

We are implementing the following COVID-19 protocols:
  • It is recommended that those attending Mass continue to maintain at least three feet of distance between households. Each individual and household should take personal responsibility for their decisions and show respect for others.
  • The wearing of masks inside churches and other parish buildings is encouraged.
  • Holy Water will be available in the Baptismal Font and Holy Water Fonts.
  • Hymnals are available in the pews. Handling and use of the hymnal is a decision left to the individual.
  • Hand sanitizer will continue to be available at church entrances.
  • Ushers and greeters should refrain from shaking hands as people enter.
  • The Offertory Procession will take place.
  • Altar servers may return to their pre-pandemic responsibilities.
  • The collection will continue to be gathered utilizing baskets at the entrances to the Church and on the Baptismal Font.
  • Ministers of Holy Communion are encouraged to wear a mask and sanitize their hands before distribution.
  • The faithful who receive Holy Communion on the tongue are asked to continue coming at the end of the line to a priest or deacon, only.
  • The distribution of the Precious Blood to the faithful remains suspended.
  • The 9:00 am Sunday Mass will continue for now.
  • The Nursery is open for the 10:30 am Mass. To register your child (6 months - 4 years) for the nursery, contact the Church Office.
  • We will continue to live-stream the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass.
  • Adoration Chapel is open, but you must sign up for an hour.

As of November 29, 2020, the dispensation from Sunday Mass attendance is granted only for the following: those who belong to vulnerable populations due to age or health; caregivers and those who live with those in vulnerable populations; those who are sick or have symptoms; and those who suffer from extreme uneasiness or anxiety from being in any public places in this time of pandemic.

Bishop Parkes' Update Regarding COVID-19

Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus,
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

More Information on Spiritual Communion

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